I would get a slightly cheaper CPU and the 512MB version of the 8800GT version... unless he plays at 800x600 or 1024x768... 256MB is pushing it for 1280x1024 at high settings IMO.
Originally Posted by blupupher
What you doing for an OS?
Probably you-know-what... =p
Anyway, at that price, I would get the Tuniq Tower
. It's known for being second only to the Ultra 120, and it's more established... people have tried it and you're guaranteed to get awesome performance with it.
The Ultra 120 Extreme would be good too, but the price would be higher because you also have to buy a fan.
I would definitely get this, throw in a 8800GT 512, the TT and a HDD.
You should do some price hunting because newegg seems to be overpriced.